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  • Miami takes down No. 18 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Knowing the challenge Miami would face against the nation's top defensive team, coach Jim Larranaga prefaced to his team before Monday night's matchup with Virginia that the first team to score 50 points would win the game. Larranaga was right. Miami overcame..." February 20

  • Jackson, No. 10 North Carolina dominate No. 14 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina appeared to steal some of Virginia's game plan, turning an expected showdown into a romp Saturday night. It's often Virginia that stumps opponents with defense, but this time it was the Tar Heels. Justin Jackson scored 20 points and No. 10 North..." February 18

  • No. 12 Duke defeats No. 14 Virginia to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Up just four points with less than three minutes to play with the Virginia crowd pleading for a stop, the shot clock was ticking away as Duke guard Jayson Tatum handled the ball at the top of the arc. With no time to spare, the freshman flicked a nearly effortless 20-footer..." February 16

  • Virginia Tech upsets No. 12 Virginia in double OT

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Tech guard Seth Allen made a driving shot in the lane with three seconds left in double overtime to give the Hokies a 80-78 upset victory over No. 12 Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Sunday night in Blacksburg, Va. Virginia's London Perrantes shot a 3-pointer from..." February 12

  • No. 12 Virginia rides late surge past No. 4 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Louisville lost by eight at home earlier this season to Virginia, head coach Rick Pitino described the Cavaliers as the Cardinals' "kryptonite' in the postgame press conference. And for good reason. Since joining the ACC back in 2014, Louisville had beaten..." February 06

  • Syracuse rallies to knock off No. 9 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Apparently, no lead against the Syracuse Orange is safe enough for the Virginia Cavaliers. Syracuse erased a 12-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Cavaliers 44-28 in the second half on Saturday as the Orange downed ninth-ranked Virginia 66-62 in an Atlantic Coast..." February 04

  • No. 9 Virginia demolishes Virginia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- In a somewhat lopsided rivalry over the past decade, Virginia Tech managed to play in-state rival Virginia close in many contests despite coming out on the losing end the majority of the time. That was not the case in the team's first of two matchups of the season on..." February 01

  • No. 1 Villanova beats No. 12 Virginia on tip-in at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Donte DiVincenzo saw his tip-in go through the basket and heard the sellout crowd going wild. But he was unsure if his shot landed in time. Following a brief replay review from the officiating crew, the shot was indeed deemed good and the Villanova players erupted in..." January 29

  • Perrantes powers No. 12 Virginia past Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- This was supposed to be the season that No. 14 Notre Dame finally had an Atlantic Coast Conference answer for No. 12 Virginia. The Cavaliers had other ideas -- again. Battling through an illness, London Perrantes scored 22 points and made every big shot at every..." January 24

  • Shayok lifts No. 16 Virginia to fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Virginia dropped to 1-2 in the ACC after a road overtime loss to Pittsburgh earlier this month, the mood was a bit somber, especially given the Cavaliers' upcoming schedule. Over three weeks later, optimism crept back into the picture as No. 16 Virginia ran its..." January 21

  • No. 16 Virginia shuts down Boston College

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Even though his No. 16 Cavaliers were No. 1 in the nation defensively coming in, Virginia coach Tony Bennett wanted to see improvement in his team's defense at Boston College on Wednesday night. He got it. "I thought we were better defensively -- still have room for..." January 18

  • No. 19 Virginia extends dominance of Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- If someone had informed Clemson Coach Brad Brownell that his team would score 73 points and force Virginia into 16 turnovers Saturday afternoon, he would have presumed his team would emerge victorious. He would've been wrong. Senior guard London Perrantes scored 25..." January 14

  • Virginia bounces back, bumps off Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Virginia's loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, its second straight defeat, head coach Tony Bennett made it known to senior guard London Perrantes that his role was different this season. Bennett preached that Perrantes needed to take his team under his wing and lead them..." January 08

  • Pitt hits 13 3-pointers, upends No. 11 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh knocked down a season-high 13 3-pointers, going 3 of 3 in overtime, in an 88-76 upset win of No. 11 Virginia on Wednesday night. With Virginia trailing by three in the waning seconds of regulation, senior guard London Perrantes knocked down a 25-foot 3-pointer to..." January 05

  • Florida State beats Virginia on Bacon's three-pointer

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Kyle Guy knocked down a wide-open corner 3-pointer to put Virginia up by one point with 10 seconds to play, Florida State's Dwayne Bacon knew he made a big mistake on the defensive end. What ensued allowed Bacon to redeem himself in a huge way for the..." December 31

  • No. 12 Virginia keeps No. 6 Louisville in check

    The Sports Xchange "By Brandon Lloyd, The Sports Xchange Since Louisville joined the ACC in 2014, their games against Virginia haven't gone as planned. Despite a home win over the Cavaliers two seasons ago, the Cardinals entered Wednesday night's conference opener with just that lone win over the Cavaliers in..." December 28

  • No, 12 Virignia squeaks past Cal

    The Sports Xchange "BERKELEY, Calif. -- It certainly wasn't pretty, but 12th-ranked Virginia felt pretty good about its 56-52 victory over California on Wednesday that ended the Bears' 27-game home winning streak. Two teams that rely on their defense slugged it out at Haas Pavilion, with Virginia (10-1)..." December 22

  • No. 13 Virginia coasts past Robert Morris

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- No. 13 Virginia put four players in double figures in its return from an 11-day exam hiatus to knock off Robert Morris 79-39 on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena. Guard Devon Hall scored 11 of his career-high 13 points in the first half to lead the way for the..." December 17

  • No. 14 Virginia bounces back, routs East Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After dropping their first home game in nearly two years on Saturday, No. 14 Virginia rebounded with a 76-53 thrashing of East Carolina on Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. Virginia (8-1) led for all but four minutes of the game as it shot 56.6 percent for the..." December 06

  • West Virginia snaps No. 6 Virginia's home win streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Recently, fans who flock to John Paul Jones Arena expect nothing less than a dominating victory from their Virginia basketball team. In fact, the Cavaliers' previous home loss came in January 2015 at the hands of Duke. Saturday was a much different story...." December 03

  • No. 6 Virginia rallies past Ohio State 63-61

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Virginia guard Marial Shayok missed two potential game-sealing free throws late in the game, the junior knew he needed to make a play on the defensive end. One play later, Ohio State had the chance to win the game with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as JaQuan Lyle..." December 01

  • No. 7 Virginia captures Emerald Coast Classic title

    The Sports Xchange "NICEVILLE, Fla. -- In Tony Bennett's early seasons at Virginia, Cavaliers fans became frustrated with the team's inability to win a regular-season tournament. Since then, much has changed. Seventh-ranked Virginia captured its fourth consecutive regular-season tournament title with a..." November 26

  • No. 7 Virginia smothers Iowa 74-41

    The Sports Xchange "No. 7 Virginia continued its dominance in the early going of the 2016-17 season with a 74-41 win over Iowa in the semifinals of Friday night's Emerald Coast Classic. The win marked the fifth straight double-digit triumph for the Cavaliers who will play in the championship game Saturday...." November 25

  • No. 7 Virginia obliterates Grambling

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia's current roster boasts 15 players, 13 of which are available to play with two redshirting this season. On Tuesday night, all 13 scored a point. No. 7 Virginia continued its home dominance with a 90-34 thrashing of Grambling State in the second round of the..." November 22

  • No. 8 Virginia pulls away from Yale for 22nd straight home win

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Putting together runs offensively because of suffocating play on the defensive end of the court is nothing new for Tony Bennett's Virginia team. So far this season, the Cavaliers had already used runs of 22-0 and 20-0 to gain control of their first two games, and much..." November 20

  • Virginia dismisses Memphis transfer Austin Nichols

    CBS Sports "Virginia has dismissed former Memphis standout Austin Nichols from its men's basketball program, Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett announced Friday night. "It's a privilege to be a part of this program, and Austin has lost that privilege," Bennett said. "We have standards for our student-athletes,..." November 19

  • No. 8 Virgina runs home winning streak to 21

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After compiling a perfect 15-0 record at home last season, No. 8 Virginia continued their impressive streak and recorded their 21st straight win at John Paul Jones Arena with a 72-32 win over St Francis Brooklyn on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers held an overmatched and..." November 15

  • Shayok propels No. 8 Virginia past UNC Greensboro

    The Sports Xchange "GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The post-Malcolm Brogdon era began with a win for No. 8 Virginia Friday night as the team opened up its season with a 76-51 road win over UNC Greensboro. The Cavaliers shot 52 percent for the game and knocked down eight 3-pointers to pull away with the 25-point win...." November 11

  • Virginia suspends Austin Nichols for season opener

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Virginia redshirt junior forward Austin Nichols, who transferred in last season from Memphis, has been suspended for the Cavaliers' two preseason scrimmages and the season-opener at UNC Greensboro on Nov. 11, the school announced Friday evening. Nichols, a 6-foot-9 forward who is expected to..." October 28

  • Virginia basketball team joins Kaepernick's protest

    CBS Sports " The Virginia basketball program made a statement on social media Thursday night when several players tweeted a picture of the team taking a knee in what appears to be support of Colin Kaepernick's protest." September 30

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